My DF clears just over $100k working only 6 months a year. His job description is a plant operator but doesn't only drive dump trucks, he drives diggers and graders as well. He wasn't qualified but through his job he has gotten certificates in Surface Excavation and a few other things. This is in NSW.
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24-02-2012 22:53 #11Senior Member
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24-02-2012 22:55 #12
Do you mind if I ask what he's doing at the moment?
24-02-2012 22:57 #13
DH has similar quals plus a few extra and is applying for relevant jobs around the 160,000-180,000 mark. It depends entirely on where you are, who is hiring and your quals and experience.
24-02-2012 22:58 #14
From experience it's more who you know not what you know with the mines.
24-02-2012 23:00 #15
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24-02-2012 23:06 #17
I would suggest that mining construction could be where he could make some bigger bucks, but I agree that city based construction can still do very well!
I work in mining construction, most of my clients are the top tier contracts for FMG, BHP, Rio etc, but I work city based. Definately more money in north of WA, but not much more if you're on a good contract rate and cr*ppy lifestyle!!
So yeah I'd be telling him to stay put!
25-02-2012 06:36 #18
My husband doesn't realise how lucky he is.
25-02-2012 07:30 #19
25-02-2012 09:20 #20
We are moving to Yeppoon next year because DH will be working for a mining company. He has no qualifications. He'll be working offsite in an office doing operations and after tax will be taking home $1000pw. That's 7 - 3 mon - fri. He has the option of doing overtime every day and on Saturdays.
If he chose to go out onsite he'd start on $2300pw (clear). For a 5 on 5 off roster. This particular company would also pay for his induction & training.
And yup - its Definately who you know. That's how & why dh has this offer.
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